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ERIC Number: EJ817516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0014-4029
Causal Attributions and Parental Attitudes toward Children with Disabilities in the United States and Pakistan
Masood, Ambrin F.; Turner, Lisa A.; Baxter, Abigail
Exceptional Children, v73 n4 p475-487 Sum 2007
Researchers investigated the relationship between parental attributions for children's disabilities and the quality of parent-child relationships, in both U.S. and Pakistani families. Parents of children with disabilities identified potential causes of the disability and rated their parent-child relationships. Factor analysis of the causal attributions resulted in 7 factors which became the subscales used to predict parent-child relationships. Findings indicate (a) Pakistani parents rated their relationships more negatively, (b) parents who rated "Something I Did" as an influential cause rated their parent-child relationships more negatively, and (c) parents who rated "Parent's Age" as an influential cause rated their parent-child relationships more positively. More important, parent education potentially could decrease self-blame and improve the parent-child relationship for the parents and the children. (Contains 1 figure and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan; United States